courtroom

[ kawrt-room, -roo m, kohrt- ]
/ ˈkɔrtˌrum, -ˌrʊm, ˈkoʊrt- /

noun

a room in which the sessions of a law court are held.

Origin of courtroom

First recorded in 1670–80; court + room
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British Dictionary definitions for courtroom

courtroom

/ (ˈkɔːtˌruːm, -ˌrʊm) /

noun

a room in which the sittings of a law court are held
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Word Origin and History for courtroom

courtroom


n.

1670s, from court (n.) + room (n.).

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